If you wish to forward a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's redirected to. This way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the site which you have created, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have created a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated server that we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.